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reason for preferring president obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> all was there. the election this two weeks away, and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. >> this is the first on our 48- hour flight-around campaign marathon extravaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. no sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, or more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not great, but better than expected. right here i have a very shaky limb and i will ask you to step out on it. the election were held tomorrow, mark, and who would win? >> i should not go out on any limb, given my weight. barack obama would win based upon the superior effort of the obama campaign at this point and in turning out early voters. >> evan ? >> obama, but we still have a way to go. >> nina? >> i hate doing this, but obama because of the crown them. >> colby? >> national tracking polls has of them close, but the key battleground states, obama still holds a lead. >> what is the ground game, mark? >> t
. florida and washington dc, president obama and governor romney faced each other in the third and final debate. many saw this as the defining moment for each of the candidate before americans make their decision on election day november 6th, next two weeks will be devoted to mobilizing voters in key battleground states, ohio in particular shaping up to be an election decider, although as cbs news poll this morning showed the president maintains an advantage there, governor romney is gaining, tonight in boca raton, florida the focus was on foreign policy, both candidate also pressed on their domestic policy talking points. >> governor romney i am glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat, because a few month ago when asked was is the biggest geo political face facing america you said russia. >> russia indicated is a geo political foe. >> excuse me, as the geo political foe and i said in the same paragraph i said and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i have clear eyes on, this i am not going to
. >>> president obama and governor romney were largely in agreement on a range of foreign policy concerns. particularly those centering on the middle east. the ouster of former president mubarak of egypt, the 2014 exit date for afghanistan, the killing of terrorists with nutes romney and obama echoed each other. >> question. is bipartisanship now back in style at least when it comes to foreign policy in a presidential debate? pat buchanan? >> no it isn't but they are moving toward consensus where the american people are at. they are both pro israel, going to stand beside them. both very hawkish toward iran, although they don't want war in the middle east again. they don't want boots on the ground. they both say we have to do nation building here at home because that is the consensus where the american people are at john. but i wouldn't call it bipartisanship. romney lost this debate on points but he won it because he contradicted the image barack obama has sought to portray of him, reckless, bombing people, putting troops in syria. that is why you are seeing the steady momentum of romney
for president obama they say that's not the case. others say they might just stay home and decide not to vote. what you saw in those clips you were just showing it the candidates making their closing arguments because in the end after all the negative ads, which i think at this point probably cancel each other out and it's just a lot of noise out there right now, it comes down to a matter of trust. what -- who do you trust? whose character do you really believe in? and overall whose opt tism -- optimism do you kind of buy into? >> we have heard mitt romney with a slightly tweaked message, the hopi changey thing that used to be the province of obama. >> i think this is a clever turn for him and i'm surprised he didn't start hitting it earlier because the obama brand of hope and change was so strong. like you said it, the way sarah palin said it, that hopi changey thing, he really reminded us that that wa what's obama promised. gwen: when i covered him, he campaigned and did defeat an income befpblet you can't just run on change though if you're the guy with the job? >> no, that's what he deli
>> tonight frontline, the lives of the men who would be president. >> barack obama's a fascinating mixture of boldness and caution. >> when mitt romney gets focused and locked in, watch out. >> stories of family... >> stanley ann dunham was really a thoroughly unconventional mother. >> he had to fend for himself. every step, he was alone. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. >> he had a lot of power to him. he was our hero. >> identity... >> he told his fifth-grade class that his father was an indonesian king. >> he was a white-black kid. >> his extended family is one of the leading mormon families. >> he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. >> controversy... >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your
's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected president. that's an important issue distinction. coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public thought that governor romney was more likely to take the country into a war, than was president obama. but the public also believed that president obama had gone around the world apologizing. now in the last debate, governor romney reassured that he was not as likely to take people into war as they had thought in that debate. and i think that was a calculated strategy on his part. now, you could say, "and it was illegitimate. you secretly know that he was more likely." but nonetheless, what we can measure is whether they get what he said he was going to do in the context. and i think that president obama responded to the apologizing around the world claim in a number of ways that were effective as well. and i think one of the things that we can say about debates making a difference is that, had there been debates in the goldwater/john
like mitt romney and lose four years ago, the campaign never stops. even if you are obama and u.n. four years ago, the campaign never stops. america seems to be less about governing and more about campaigning. everything you do is about the campaign. does that make sense? >> i agree with you. the problem has to do with government. there is very little time to get things done. as soon as these guys are in washington, they are already thinking about the next campaign. the first 100 days -- and now, sometimes, it is the first 50 days before things began to change. no matter how the race turns out in two weeks, you will see people, certainly republicans if the president gets elected, heading to iowa before the end of the year. no joke. the question is when we begin to cover it. usually, out of respect, we try to wait. i would bet by one year from now, you will see lots of stories in iowa and new hampshire. tavis: that scares me. >> they have to get fund- raisers, nail down supporters, and the earlier it begins, the more pressure there is on people to do it. if romney loses, you will see a w
obama's policies has produced. americans are ready for change, for growth, for jobs, for more take home pay, and we're going to bring it to them. >> brown: after two days of intense campaigning, president obama was off the trail today. he did not directly address the new data in a radio interview, but pushed back on romney's criticism. >> the fact of the matter is that governor romney's economic policies are reverting back to the same policies that i inherited, that led us to the slowest job growth in 50 years, record deficits, and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. what governor romney's offering is a return to policies that have failed us in the past. he's now talking about them as "big changes." they're a repeat... a relapse of things that haven't worked for american families for over a decade now. >> brown: with both sides promising to revitalize the economy, there's one more important report yet to come: the jobs numbers for october will be released next friday, just four days before voters head to the polls. earlier today, i talked about the new government econo
election. i do not expect the obama administration to do anything they have not done up to this point. if romney is elected, he talked about forming some of the elements of the opposition. but small arms are not a problem right now for the opposition. training them to use larger weapons takes time and territory on which to do it. >> thank you for joining us. now to the gaza strip, where there has been a sharp increase in violence in the last few days. israel said the militants they hit recently were hit as they prepared to fire rockets into israel. here is a report. >> anger and grief in gaza. these hamas fighters were killed by israeli air strikes as they tried to fire rockets and mortars a across the border. even as the funerals were taking place, we found more attacks being launched. hamas said it was responding to israeli aggression. >> this is a dangerous escalation. it comes after israeli threats to target the strip. the israelis want to disrupt the atmosphere. they want to achieve political and electoral gains ahead of the coming israeli elections. >> israel managed to shoot do
center stage tonight for the third and final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get some pre-debate analysis from mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: tonight's match-up takes place in florida. we travel there to assess the state of the race. it's getting harder and harder to breakthrough to undecided base voters because there's just such a saturation level of everything and it's so negative. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown looks at where the candidates stand on key foreign policy issues. >> ifill: then, lance armstrong is stripped of his titles and banned from competing for life. ray suarez examines the impact of an athlete's fall from grace. >> woodruff: and we remember a statesman and a proud liberal, presidential candidate and senator george mcgovern. >> your colleague in the press, some of them referring to me as the conscience of the party. others talking about me as the peacemaker in the race. and still others as the elder statesman. that's quite a triple crown. >
world news." >> this is a "bbc world news america." the final 90 minutes president obama and governor romney prepare for their last the day. is there anyone left to persuade? he stripped of his seven titles, lance armstrong is given a lifetime ban from the sport he once ruled. a is nothing sacred? the 07 trades in his signature martini for a beer. as james bond sold out in skyfall? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. 15 days to go until the presidential election. it seems unbelievable that there are voters left that have not made up their mind. but tonight, the final debate could be the event that tips them. this race is very tight. mark starts our coverage from the debate site. >> it won't come down to the foot of a coin, but the election hangs in there. he takes a little time on the florida beach. with only one opponent down tonight, he probably doesn't feel as still as he looks. they will set out how they think america should act abroad. president obama says he has his record. he says he rebuild america's image and to mend relations. but he
obama and mitt romney have been importanting over the latest economic data. figures show the u.s. economy grew 2% in the last three months. the white house says the economy is moving in the right direction. the republicans say the figures are discouraging news. our north american editor, mark, has been with mr. romney on the campaign trail. >> if it's friday it must be iowa and ohio. for hit romney this is a relentless race from state to state, stage to stage, squeezing out every last vote with a new message underlying what a difference four years makes. he says president obama stands for the status quo. he is the candidate of hope and change. >> if you're ready for that kind of change, if you want this to be a turning point in america's course, join paul ryan and me. get your friends and family to do the same. and vote now for the kind of leadership that these times demand. >> and some americans can vote now. the president has offered his own frantic 48-hour tour and wound up in chicago last night and took advantage of early voting. >> i can't tell you who i voted for. >> one
, stressing piece was his priority even when talking about one of president obama's greatest achievements. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda, but we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> there was a further shift in tone -- he said sanctions against iran were working and he suggested -- he no longer suggested trips might be staying in afghanistan. >> we will make sure we bring our troops out by the end of 2014. >> president obama repeatedly ripped him, determined to expose the distance between them. >> nothing governor romney has said is true. governor romney has taken a different approach throughout his campaign. the disagreement i have with governor romney is -- >> he painted mitt romney as now you, mocking his claim that the u.s. navy had fewer ships than a century ago -- he painted mitt romney as maive. -- naive. >> we have ships or planes can land on them called aircraft carriers. we have ships that go under water. >> mitt romney came to prove he would be moderate mitt, not a warmonger in the white house. clearing up the
, with 14 days to go. the debates are over but the campaign is picking up steam. president obama and mitt romney wasted no time today getting back out on the campaign trail. with election day now only two weeks away, the candidates are devoting every waking minute to revving up the base and courting any remaining undecided voters in a handful of critical swing states. for mr. obama this morning, that meant the campaign rally before an enthusiastic crowd in delray beach, florida, not far from the the site of last night's face-off. >> you guys really are fired up. ifill: picking up where he left off last night he fold voters that governor romney is not a reliable choice. >> we're accustomed to seeing politicians change their positions from like four years ago. we are not accustomed to seeing politicians change their position from four days ago. i mean,... and we joke about romnesia but you know what? this is is important. this is about trust. there is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. >> ifill: doubling down on that argument vice president joe biden amplified the
romney made three stops there, and president obama headed that way tonight after casting his own vote in chicago. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: we update the barnstorming by both candidates and talk to n.p.r.'s mara liasson about the big money the campaigns are investing in battleground states. >> brown: then, speaking of big money, paul solman walks us through those trillions of dollars spent by the u.s. government each year. >> reporter: what you might not know about the federal deficit. a guided tour in and around washington, d.c. with the "wall street journal's" david wesson. >> woodruff: we have another in our series of topics not being talked about in the campaign. tonight's missing issue is europe's debt crisis. >> brown: an ancient and historic city at risk in a modern-day civil war. we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on a strata of centuries of -- >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a
notable figure at about the box, barack obama. he is the first one ever to get there before polling day. here is why. >> i travel a lot in my work and i'm not sure if i will be in dc on election day. why not get it 0 @ -- get it out of the way now? >> one of the 1 million americans were casting their ballots early. what is driving his vote? >> a fundamental change in the direction of our government .repare needless to say, i voted for mitt romney for president. i feel he has the experience and the solutions that are likely to put our country on a more successful track. >> also dropping in, patrice weddie, who runs a small business. she is sticking with barack obama because of his health care reform prepared -- reform. >> a couple of days after the reforms kick in, i got a notice that my monthly premium would go down $10. i have all the proof i need to know that the current president and administration are doing a great job. >> at least 35% are expected to go to the polls before election day, up from 30% four years ago. in ohio, close to half the votes will be cast early. in florida, two
that president obama has taken money from medicare and used it for obama care, completely false. completely false, what the facts !at the money was the savings from medicare were used to prolong the life of medicare as well as to increase benefits immediately, the republicans -- >> rose: this is 719 -- >> yes and the republicans took that same money under the leadership of paul ryan, knowing those savings were there, and used them for tax cuts for -- >> rose: romney says he disagrees with what paul ryan does and there would be a change there. >> they have modified ate bit but haven't modified they would turn this into, they would turn this into a voucher, which means leverage is with the insurer rather than with america's families. >> rose: polls show that governor romney seems to be narrowing the gap among women voters, the gender gap was huge up above ten points and now it seems to be decreasing since the first debate. >> well, i really believe, i know i have watched elections for a long time, that it is very hard to tell how important or how real the polling is at this time. it is a question o
know that we were listening and to connect their story to the outside world. tavis: mr. obama wants to return to all -- to washington, specifically to the oval office. mr. romney wants to deny him. there has been a great debate about obama care. the president says he now likes the name obamacare, so i will call it obamacare. there was a great debate. there was a suggestion that we do not need obamacare. he went on to suggest that if something happens to you and they rush to to the hospital, they are not going to turn you away. they are going to be there for you. for those who actually see public hospitals or our system in that way, that is, something tragic and traumatic happens to you, the hospital will not turn you away, what do you say to mitt romney or people who view that system in that way? >> when we started developing the approach to the film, ultimately, the storytelling project set that tone. it was going to be and a political film and we were not and have -- we were not going to have that narration or text. that decision turned out to be a powerful decision. what we decid
's special coverage of the third and final debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney of massachusetts. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. tonight, foreign policy takes center stage. bob schieffer of cbs news is the moderator. the debate is being held at the johnson wold performing arts center on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, and will begin in just a few seconds. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks will be watching with us here in the studio, along with our colleague jeffrey brown, newshour political editor christina bellantoni, and presidential historian michael beschloss. we'll hear from all of them after the debate, when we'll also be joined by ari shapiro and scott horsley of npr. they are at lynn university. >> ifill: we're also streaming the debate online and offering additional content on our live blog. >> woodruff: and here now is tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought t
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama and mitt romney logged thousands of miles today covering states where the election remains a dead heat. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we take you on the road, as the candidates and their running mates blitz the battleground states. >> brown: then, we look at some surprisingly tight contests for open senate seats. >> ifill: what's not being talked about on the campaign trail? that's the focus of our new series. tonight's missing issue: the housing crisis. >> brown: four long shots for the presidency got their turn to debate last night. kwame holman reports on the faceoff among the third party hopefuls. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a seattle medical center cutting costs and improving patient care by rethinking the services a hospital provides. >> waiting rooms are total waste. there is no reason for a waiting room. it's just an embarrassing reminder of how inefficient we are in healthcare delive. >> brown: and judy woodruff gets an i
with the 2012 election last night, president obama and mitt romney balanced it out in the third and final debate. at lynn university in boca raton florida, the suggest was foreign policy but discussion often veered toward domestic concerns as well, the two men addressed a range of issues, including iran, china and the u.s. economy and offered the candidate the last chance to face-off before the election which is now just two weeks ahead. joining me now is a distinguished group of the wealth of knowledge when it comes to foreign policy, from washington's zbigniew brzezinski, national security advisor, under president jimmy carter, david ignatius of the washington post and michael mazarr, professor of national security strategy at the u.s. national war college. with me in new york, general jim jones, former national security advisor for president obama. i am pleased to have each of them here on this program to talk about this important topic. michael tell me what the essential argument is that you are outlining in this piece. >> well, yes, the essential argument of the piece is that the current
are landing at o'hare, as president barack obama and a number of world leaders... >> hockenberry: it was a big weekend in chicago. last spring, the president was in town, along with the leaders of nato, to discuss threats to global security and nuclear proliferation. at a huge convention center, the eyes of the world were watching. >> ...that demands global solutions. we came to chicago... (police whistle blows) >> hockenberry: but across town in a small hotel ballroom, the te of the world was also on the agenda. >> everything will be revealed in the second term. >> hockenberry: the eyes of the world might have missed this gathering. >> get ready for your al gore snow job. >> hockenberry: the message here is that man-made global climate change is a myth, a hoax. this conference is an annual pilgrimage for the key skeptics. we came here to understand how they have made their views a mainstream fact of american politics. (applause) they think of themselves as rebels, up against the biggest players in science, government and the media. >> whole industries, wind and solar, are based on public fear
? a look at president obama's surprise promise in last night's debate. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! for the second time in three sessions, u.s. stocks suffered a sharp sell-off. prices fell as weak financial results from corporate america fed fear about the global economy. at the closing bell, the dow shed 243 points, the nasdaq lost 26.5, the s&p dropped almost 21 points, sending markets to levels not seen since early september. the heavy selling came after several household names reported weak quarterly financial reports and lowered their expectations for the rest of the year. 3-m, dupont, and xerox were among those releasing disappointing results. erika miller reports worries about revenues have cast a shadow over the profit picture. >> reporter: yes, it's earnings season. but earnings are not the most important indicator this quarter. it's revenues-- how much money a company makes before expenses. >> profits can go down, profits can go up. sales, you want to see nice steady growth. and when you are seeing big drops in revenues and revenue misses, that's definitely a red flag. >
in the campaign. he accused president obama of shrinking from the major issues facing the nation. romney promised to offer policies that matched the scale of today's economic challenges. he again touted his five point plan for economic growth, including promoting small businesses, cutting the federal budget, and keeping taxes low. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> tom: the obama campaign pushed back against the speech, a spokeswoman today said while governor romney is promising change, it's change that will lead us back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image after accusations it steered minority homebuyers into sub-prime loans. the bank's strategy is to help certain home buyers with their down payments. as diane eastabook reports cities like c
. many americans were demanding change. >> the obama administration had done its own polling and seen that there was deep anger and hostility out in the country towards credit cards. and the administration knew that this would be an easy political target. >> bergman: people are angry out there, right? >> yeah, justifiably angry. i mean, the system failed them. >> bergman: timothy geithner is the secretary of the treasury. >> you know, we can't tell the american people that we're going to forget the damage caused by this and leave this system basically as it was. we're not going to do that. >> bergman: but even with the new political realities, it would still be a big battle to get the legislation passed. >> i didn't even know whether it was going to get out of committee. industry people were coming up, "oh, carolyn," you know, "we'll work with you on other things." they were basically saying, "we know we've won, you've lost." everybody was smiles. >> bergman: in the end, the law made it through congress. it makes it more difficult for credit card companies to suddenly change interest
, but actually obama administration in trying to get votes in ohio everyone's trying to be outtough the other on china. >> >> i think there's also a general sense that i think america is in a different state with regard to china. you get asked much, much more about china here than you do in europe and there's a reason why. america is the top dog and suddenly you feel the dragon's breath on your shoulder in a way that america really hasn't for a very long time. so it touches not just economic issues, not just jobs and competition in the same way as japan did a long time ago but it touches things to do with national security, it touches things to do with the environment, it touches a whole variety of different issues. >> rose: interestingly about the president, he has consistently said we're interested in china's growth because we believe that's a positive thing yet when you go to china and you talk to people and some influential people they are not quite convinced that america does not want to somehow contain them. >> i think that's right. i was actually just in china, vijay and i live there,
to be perennial campaigns? if you lose, like romney did last time, the campaign continues. if you win, like obama did, the campaign continues. >> i think we need to change the constitution. there should be 16-year term. -- one 6-year term. i have a whole five-point plan to reinvigorate america. tavis: give me more. >> i would legalize all drugs and sell them at the pharmacy tomorrow. we would be in the black in a year. i would cut the defense budget by half and double the salary of every teacher in america. i would reinvigorate the ccc, give everybody $20, and fill some pot holes. keep it going, number four, i would mandate that every car in america has to drive on hydrogen fuel. in five years. tavis: that would solve the energy dependence problem. >> there are a few guys who give a lot of money to our politicians in the oil industry who would not like that very much. in short, what i'm saying is, in order to do this, i would have to seize power in this country. i am too busy writing books. tavis: what do you make of the fact that some of the things you just said our common sense ideas, particula
: education is one of the many issues president obama and governor romney sparred about in their presidential campaign debates. and tonight's commentator says there's an entire group of students that have been short- changed. he's todd buccholz, author of "rush: why you need and love the rat race." >> our schools have cheated and discriminated against a generation of students. when i was in high school, they divided us into two tracks. the college prep kids read "beowulf" and "macbeth"; the other kids were shunted into so- called vocational education, where they learned how to build a house, change spark plugs, and wire air conditioners. of course now, most of us college kids can't even explain how a toaster works. so where was the cheating and discrimination? those vocational kids weren't taught enough. they should've been taught, not just how to build and fix things, but how to run a business. if you've been trained as a plumber and can snake a pipe, you might be able to make ends meet for your family. but if you've also learned how to open your own plumbing business, you can prosper. if yo
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